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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hello there! I was so surprised when I saw that it has been almost a week since I posted anything! I've been broadening my graphic design skills so I could create a new watermark for my photos that matches my new blog look. Even though it's done, I can still see things I may change on it, but for now, I'm ready to get back to making cards!
I just love the super feminine look this card ended up having--nothing like I envisioned when I started making it. I used the Viva la Verve April 2014 Week 1 sketch for the layout, and the Chevron Chic challenge over at Verve was the inspiration for the dp I chose. The diagonal strip behind the sentiment is made of two layered Washi tapes. The sentiment and frame are Just Rite Stamps, which I colored with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils and a gold Spica pen, then fussy cut. I used Glossy Accents over the 3 single corner flowers and leaves. The cluster of flowers in the lower right corner was also colored with Copics and a Spica pen and fussy cut, but instead of Glossy Accents for it, I melted a little UTEE in a melting pot and dipped it in. It reminds me a little of a Cloisonne brooch. The oval behind the sentiment was die cut, then I sponged Peacock Feathers Distress Ink over it, spritzed with water, and edged with a gold Krylon pen. The bottom die cut was sponged with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink then painted with Distress Crackle Paint. For the trim at the bottom, I layered lace, hand-dyed ribbon, and a lacy border die cut. It's topped with a 3-loop satin bow, metallic button, and a coil of gold memory thread.
Inside the card, I took advantage of a scrap from the front of the card, Washi tape layers, and a Happy Birthday sentiment.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!


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alex said...

Fabulous elegant design, thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create, hope to see you again soon
{613 DT Member}
Alex x

Conniecrafter said...

Cool background, love the layering of the ribbons and lace, pretty flowers to frame the sentiment!

Emily Leiphart said...

So gorgeous, Cheryl! I love your faux-enamel accents!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

How beautiful! Love all the detail and those gorgeous colorful background papers.

Leslie Miller said...

Colorful and beautiful! That's a lot of fabulous chevrons. I love the coils and the UTEE enhanced pieces. Very pretty!

Regan said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! So colorful and loaded with charm! Love the chevrons and all the beautiful details! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!